Please join us the evening of Thursday, January 30th, 2020 for a reading with poet Sarah Gambito at 4:30pm in the Sanborn Library, Sanborn House.
Sarah Gambito is the author of the poetry collections Loves You (Persea Books), Delivered (Persea Books), and Matadora (Alice James Books). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, POETRY, Harvard Review, American Poetry Review, The New Republic and other journals. She holds degrees from The University of Virginia and The Literary Arts Program at Brown University.
Her honors include the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets and Writers, The Wai Look Award for Outstanding Service to the Arts from the Asian American Arts Alliance and grants and fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts and The MacDowell Colony.
She is Associate Professor of English / Director of Creative Writing at Fordham University and co-founder of Kundiman, a non-profit organization serving writers and readers of Asian American literature.
Sponsored by the Department of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College, this event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. The Norwich Bookstore will be on hand with books for purchase and signing.
In these piquant new poems, meal-making produces unexpected insights into immigration, racism, and family.
With seriocomic tone, these elliptical lyrics reveal illusions and exclusions at the heart of America's global narrative of economic "progress," and the attendant loss of cultural identity and memory. At the same time, Matadora challenges traditional Fillipina gender norms, beginning with the title which feminizes a word and profession traditionally masculine.